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CASTLEVANIA: Netflix Plans To Make TV Series

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Netflix To Produce Original TV Series Based On Castlevania

Netflix quietly announces that it will produce an in-house television series based on the popular Castlevania video game franchise this year.

“Quietly” because the news was buried deep in a press release for the streaming service’s larger plans for 2017. Listed among the other original programs slated to go into production this year was an item that read “Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017.” This is the only information the company has released regarding the project at this time, but other recent developments are sparking speculation as to what the program might end up looking like.

Dredd producer Adi Shankar has suggested that he plans to produce an animated series based on the property with Adventure Time‘s Frederator, although Netflix’s plans to premiere the series later in the year indicates production is much farther along than Shankar has let on.

CBR.com, the source of this story, had this to share about Shankar’s career:

No stranger to super violence, Shankhar was one of the minds behind “Dredd,” the critically acclaimed Judge Dredd movie starring Karl Urban, which only made a small splash in the box office, but has since been elevated to cult status. Shankhar was also behind “Power/Rangers” the ludicrously over-the-top gritty (and unauthorized) sequel to “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers,” which starred none other than James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff.

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